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System Utility Configuration Start up items

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by nheffington, Oct 4, 2003.

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  1. nheffington

    nheffington Thread Starter

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    Hi, I was running the Systems Configuration Utility tool for Windows 98 and noticed that in the in startup tab there was a box checked for an item that was invisible. Everything else looks fine (the item and path are displayed) except for one.

    Should I be concerned? Is this normal?

    Nicole
     
  2. Styxx

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    Uncheck that item! Plus:

    Check your available resources by right-clicking My Computer; clicking Properties; Click the Performance tab. Resources available are displayed as percent there at top. Check it when you get done running the System Configuration Utility mentioned below.

    Click the Start button; Run; type 'msconfig', without the quotation marks, in the Run box and click OK; Then click the Startup tab; Uncheck anything you don't need running in the background. For reference on what's not needed running in the background in the System Configuration Utility, view this website first and print out the list:

    http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Running_items.htm

    It's important that you print out the above mentioned list. The site provides a printer friendly link.

    In the System Configuration Utility (SCU), you can uncheck programs you suspect one at a time and restart your computer. If something doesn't work right, you can always go back into the SCU and re-check it and restart your computer via the Start button. The changes are completely reversible by re-checking an item in SCU or by selecting Normal Startup under the General tab in the SCU and all the programs listed run when Windows starts as it was before you started.
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Nheffington:

    Read my article, "MSCONFIG - Reduce Your Startup Load". The link that Styxx mentioned, along with 3 others, are listed there. Work on reducing your startup load as much as possible. Your computer will run better and have less problems. (y)


    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
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